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UNLV Thrives Rebel Support Team and UNLV Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) At Risk for Students Training

UNLV Thrives is an initiative targeted at connecting you with your campus community, improving and promoting mental health, and breaking down social isolation. Remember that you’re a Rebel forever, and your community cares about you. Unsure how to help a friend in distress? You can make a difference. Take the free training, learn about signs of distress, have a conversation, and make a referral.

UNLV Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and The Rebel Support Team use Kognito as the digital interactive training source for the At-Risk for Students/Student of Concern Training. You will learn open-ended questions, reflective listening, and motivational interviewing. 

Student assistants can earn  ( 1 ) Elective credit by completing the At-Risk for Students/Student of Concern Training. Scroll all the way down for documentation requirements.

Complete the following steps to set up your Kognito training account and access:

  1. Click on this link for step-by-step instructions on how to create your account. Note: You must be logged in to your unlv.edu work email for the link to work. Or you can download the Kognito Student Training Access Instructions PowerPoint document posted on this page. 

  2. Click on this link to log in: Kognito UNLV Campus Training

  3. Enter the Enrollment Key for UNLV students:  unlvstudents

  4. To create an account: click on “Don’t have an account?” 

  5. The course takes about 45-min to complete. You may complete it in multiple sittings at your convenience.

  6. Complete post-training survey

  7. Print certificate of completion (or save as a pdf) and submit to your supervisor.

  8. Return to the course as many times as you wish

Student assistants can earn  ( 1 ) Elective credit by completing the At-Risk for Students/Student of Concern Training. See below for documentation requirements. 

Libraries Professional Development Certificate Program

  • Until further notice due to UNLV and University Libraries budget cuts, student assistant paid workshop attendance is limited to ( 2 ) one-hour workshops per student assistant per semester. (Fall, Spring, Summer) 
  • After a student receives their ( 2 ) paid workshop hours, they can take additional unpaid workshops. 
  • Unpaid workshops are taken on the student's own time and not during a scheduled library shift. *This applies only after the student has used their ( 2 ) paid workshops. 
  • Student supervisors who have questions about student assistant payroll, please contact Libraries HR.
  • Before a student assistant attends a workshop for credit in the certificate program, their supervisor ​should email approval to pam.costello@unlv.edu 
  • The student supervisor's emailed approval should include the student assistant nameworkshop name, and workshop date/time
  • Documentation of workshop/training completion is required for paid attendance and/or program credit. 
  • After the ( 2 ) paid attendance workshops have been completed, student assistants have the option to take additional workshops​ a​nd receive Professional Development Certificate Program credit without payment for attendance.

Student Assistants: Please email or forward your attendance documentation to pam.costello@unlv.edu and copy your supervisor.  

Acceptable forms of completion documentation include: 

  1. Student assistant Academic Success Center post-workshop survey email.
  2. Student assistant completion email from the workshop/training facilitator.
  3. Student assistant registration confirmation email and attach a pdf/screenshot/phone picture of the final screen of the workshop/training.
  4. Student assistant Kognito certificate of completion for At-Risk for Students/Student of Concern Training. 

If you have any issues obtaining completion documentation, please email pam.costello@unlv.edu for assistance. 

Kognito Student Training Access Instructions PowerPoint document for download

UNLV Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection

UNLV CAPS Self-Help Resources (click here for link)  

These virtual pamphlets are designed to assist students with common problems experienced during the college years. 

 

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